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About Troy W.

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Houston, TX

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I have been teaching this subject for over 16 years. There is no specific curriculum as each student will come to lessons with their own unique skills, needs, and goals. Lessons are tailored to those specifics. Opera voice is for experienced singers. The ability to reading music is mandatory as is access to a piano or keyboard for practicing. Concerning repertoire, it will be selected based on the student's learning needs but also with their input. The main emphasis on performance lessons, however, will be technique and reading. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

About Troy
Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

During his time as a teacher with the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Troy taught classes in music fundamentals and music theory for pre-college students. He has also served on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Piano teaching courses in Form & Analysis for pre-college students.

Troy also has maintained a private studio, tutoring and teaching private lessons in composition, ear training, voice, piano, literature, and history for over ten
years. Students who have studied with him come from a wide range of backgrounds with different goals. Those who have continued with musical studies in college have consistently placed out of at least the first two semesters of music theory and achieved advanced placement in their chosen fields of study. Those who chose a different path continue to benefit from the education and training they received from taking music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
There is no "standard formula" to lessons. Each student has their own unique background, needs, and goals. Lessons tend to be somewhat casual but are structured in such a way as to meet the unique requirements of the student.

To accomplish your goals, there are a few requirements and basic expectations that the student and parent must meet.
The first is practice. Students are expected to practice daily for at least the length of their lesson time. This, above all else, is essential to progress. It is also expected that a parent will attend lessons for students who are too young to drive themselves here. It's important for a parent to guide the student's practice time (particularly for younger students) to ensure that the most is gained from it. This is why I ask that a parent observe lessons.
Each student or parent should bring to each lesson a notebook, pencils (with erasers). The notebook will be used to record notes about each lesson, homework, practice advice, etc. Pencils (not pens...nobody's perfect!) are used by composers to record their creations and performers to mark their music. Both of these essential practices are subject to changing thought and must be open to change. So no ink, please!

Performers: It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons and will be a large focus for all non-readers. Lessons are not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Concerning repertoire, it will be selected based on the student's learning needs but also with their input. The main emphasis on performance lessons, however, will be technique and reading. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.
Note: Voice students must be at least 16 years of age.

Composers: Just as with performers, it is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either written, notated, or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• To reschedule a lesson, more than one day notice is required.

• Make up lessons must be scheduled before the next regular lesson.

• A make up lesson cannot be scheduled in place of a regular lesson.

• If, for any reason, two 30-minute lessons are scheduled one right after the other, they will be charged as two 30-minute lessons, not one 60 minute lesson which is a different rate.

• If, for any reason, two 45-minute lessons are scheduled one right after the other, they will be charged as two 45-minute lessons, not one 90 minute lesson which is a different rate.

• the studio space is also inhabited by two lovely cats. Do consider this when signing up for lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pearl River 48" professional studio upright piano
Yamaha DGX-650 weighted 88 keys full sized keyboard
area for parents to sit and observe lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Main area is in classical music and media scoring with secondary focus on musical theatre vocal performance and composing/arranging.
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MR. REYNA February 12, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
My daughter loves her vocal training class ! Thank you Mr. Troy :)
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Kelly January 16, 2019
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Troy has great insight to help an actor get to next level of performance.
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Ilinca S. November 14, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Troy is a really patient instructor. I started these lessons as an adult with no prior musical training. I am enjoying the lessons and despite the fact that I never quite have enough time to practice as I should, sometimes even only having the lesson time with him, I still feel I made some progress. I also enjoy the discussions we have on music theory. I am trained as a scientist and when I read theory I have parse it through my own way of thinking about things. I find that Troy is a really good teacher and able to communicate in a manner that is easy to understand. I highly recommend him!
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About Jamie B.

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Tuscaloosa, AL
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I am an active performer and have been teaching voice for 7 years. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs and create a supportive and nurturing environment, which gives the student the opportunity to try new things out and take risks. In addition, I teach a classical technique that can be incorporated in any style of music. In Opera Voice, I will teach a healthy technique and apply it to arias and opera roles.

About Jamie
Soprano Jamie Balter most recently received recognition by both The American Prize in Voice and New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition for her performance of works by Strauss, Mozart, and Wagner. A native of Baltimore, Ms. Balter earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Alabama under where she is a student of Dr. Paul Houghtaling. As a member of the University of Alabama Opera Theatre, Ms. Balter will sing the roles of Consuelo in West Side Story and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus in the upcoming season.  During the 2017/18 season, Ms. Balter appeared as a guest artist in Visions of Dreams, where she performed selections by Duparc, Schubert, Mozart, and Lehár. In July 2017, she made he
r role debut as Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy. During the 2015/16 season, Ms. Balter returned to the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival as Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, where she also covered Countess Almaviva under the baton of Maestro James Richman. In addition, she appeared as La Chatte/L’Écureuil in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. Previously, Ms. Balter joined the roster of Russian Opera Workshop, where she covered Zemfira in Rachmaninoff’s Aleko and the title role in an abridged version of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet. Balter began the 2016 season as a guest artist in From Heidelberg to Hanover, where she performed Strauss’ Four Last Songs in addition to selections from Lohengrin, Der Freischütz, and Tannhäuser with Lyric Opera Baltimore Artistic Director, James Harp. Highlights of the 2014/15 season included Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Alice (cover) in Verdi’s Falstaff with Harrower Opera Workshop, and An Evening of Opera & Song with the McDonogh Guest Artist Series. Ms. Balter holds the position of Artistic Administrator at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival having previously served as Director of Admissions. Jamie Balter maintains a private voice studio in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, previously having studios in Springfield, Illinois and Miami and Tallahassee, Florida. She has previously served as the head of the voice program at The Music Factory in Springfield, Illinois and served on the faculty at The Stubbs' Music Center in Tallahassee, Florida.  This spring, Ms. Balter will be teaching a masterclass as part of a series at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland titled An Artist Works: Tools of the Trade where she will discuss vocal technique, the key elements to having a successful audition, and how to make a website and a résumé.  
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Sophia February 25, 2016
· Piano · In home
Loved her!! My daughter is 5 years old very high spirited and she really knew how to keep her attention. Can't wait until her next lesson!! Happy mommy!
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Melissa E. January 20, 2016
· Piano · In home
Nice, professional, great energy! My daughter loved her from the minute they started her first class. She is very patient and makes the class really enjoyable.
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Mela V. January 20, 2016
· Singing · Online
First lesson was great, can't wait to continue!
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About Steven S.

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Hampton, NJ
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Drawing from his experience as an opera singer in venues throughout out the US, including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Carnegie Hall, I address proper posture, vowel placement, pronunciation and interpretation.

About Steven
Since 1998, I have taught students of all ages in multiple genres. Many of my alumni have gone on to become voice and music theatre majors at some of the most prestigious programs in the USA, as well as becoming professional performing and recording artists all around the world, so I have gone online so that I can reach out to my students anywhere on Earth!

Online lessons allow us to work together without having to waste time traveling to my studio, not to mention wasting money on transit, tolls, gas or parking. Additionally, it has allowed me to offer my lessons for considerably less than I did "in-person." In addition to singing lessons, I've also worked with online students on monologues, on-camera instructional videos and voiceovers.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Deidre May 12, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
My daughter has expressed a love for music and singing from a very early age. As a parent, I thought she had a beautiful voice and that was confirmed by a good friend of mine who recommended me to Steven. I started Olivia with Steven when she was 9 years old. Through his instruction and guidance her voice has grown tremendously. She was awarded a major role as a 5th grader in her school play and then went on to be the lead as a 6th and 7th grader. She was the youngest student in the history of the school to earn a lead role.

Olivia also auditioned for the Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Conservatory and was accepted for their August Intensive program. I have no doubt that it was Steven's teaching that helped her with her audition that gained her acceptance.

Olivia is now 12 and as a young person, needs to learn how to interpret a song so that she can perform it well. Steven takes the time to teach the MEANING of the words and explains the story that is trying to be told. This was very important for Olivia to learn.

I highly recommend working with Steven. He is a fabulous teacher with a lot of knowledge and insight.
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Dermod May 10, 2017
· Classical Voice · In studio
Steve is a great teacher. Encouraging, enthusiastic and pushes you to your limits. I worked with him for several years. Have no hesitation recommending him for voice training and speech training.
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Katie May 9, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Working with Steve has helped improve almost everything about my voice and performance. He challenges me in every way, including physical and emotional range, technique, language, health, etc. Steve is truly interested in encouraging students to be all-around excellent vocal musicians.
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About Gihae H.

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Irvine, CA
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I have been professionally singing, recording, and teaching for 15 years. I have a specific teaching curriculum with an emphasis on proper vocal chord growth and relaxation of muscles to improve your singing within one session!! Also studied vocal placement to ensure vocal improvement within two weeks of lessons that will have you feeling more confidence and reassurance you’re singing the proper healthy way! I believe singing and music should be a joyful experience and one that will be a positive change in your life. I teach all genres of music and I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations while having a realizing their potentials ...not only in singing but in this life! Peace love Namaste. 3rd round contestant for X Factor, Worldstar artist. Will.I. Am alumni student recorder. Professional vocalist and choir champion for four years and passion that burns to share the love and knowledge of music

About Gihae
Hello Future Students!
I am an experienced singer, songwriter, and musician.
I have been teaching singing and music for a very long while(5 Years)!
I would love to take the opportunity to grow your voice and confidence in your own ability to be musical! Can’t wait to help you grow your strengths as well on this amazing journey! Feel free to give me a message about rates and availability! Thank you
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Victoria K. November 8, 2018
· Singing · In home
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About Kaylyn W.

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Raleigh, NC
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Students will learn: Basic Technique, Breath Control, Pitch Integrity, How to Overcome Stage Fright/ Performance Anxiety, Musicianship, Aural Skills, Musical Terminology, Foreign Language and Art Songs/Arias

About Kaylyn
Kaylyn P. W., a mezzo-soprano from Cape Coral, FL, is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, earning her Bachelors in Music Performance from the Bower School of Music and the Arts. She has performed across Southwest Florida with the FGCU chamber choir, Gulfshore Opera, Opera Naples, and as a soloist. She also had the opportunity to perform abroad in Austria and The Czech Republic with the FGCU chamber choir. Her accomplishments include receiving the Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence, a Superior at the National Fine Arts Festival in Detroit, MI and Superior with Honors at the National Fine Arts Festival in Orlando, FL.
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About Matthew F.

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Philadelphia, PA

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As a bass opera singer and professional voice over artist, I am dedicated to creating a healthy and beautiful sound with my own voice and the voices of my students. I will not come into our lessons saying there is a single way to sing. In fact, many genres require a great deal of varying vocal techniques and stylized voices. What I will do is help to lay a foundation in healthy singing so that you feel comfortable singing any genre. We will start by ensuring that your breath and vowel placement feels comfortable and from there move into repertoire of your choosing or some that I recommend based upon your interests. You will leave your tenure with me empowered to continue your passion and career for singing long after your lessons end. Music is meant to be shared. Together, we will help you to share the music and passion that you hold so dear.

About Matthew
Hello, my name is Matthew F. and I am a professional opera singer based out of Philadelphia. As a current roster musician with Philadelphia Opera, I know what it means to perform at some of the highest levels houses in the country. My travels have taken me across the country, singing in over 20 productions in the last three years. Now, I am returning back to Philadelphia to teach full time as I once had. Previously a student teacher at the Masterman School, I have had a true passion for music education for as long as I have been a musician. My students have grown both personally and musically through our tenure together. This is because I offer lessons that not only grow your singing ability but help to enhance your comfort for performance, public speaking, and general engagement in the production of sound. Through our lesson plans, you w
ill even begin to see changes in how you speak as our core focus will be on breath control, vowel placement, and healthy vocalizing so that you may feel comfortable singing any genre of music. While we will focus on classical training, I want to work with you on whatever repertoire you’d like! If you’re preparing for your school’s musical, a great karaoke with friends, or just some fun shower singing, I will get you there.
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mark March 7, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Friendly and knowledgeable
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Emma February 6, 2019
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Awesome teacher! Looking forward to learning and improving my voice at my future lessons!
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Adina August 30, 2018
· Opera Voice · In studio
I had a terrific experience working with Matthew. He helped me both technically (coloratura, breath support, etc.) and with musical interpretation. I would highly recommend him!
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About Tzytle S.

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Oceanside, CA

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I believe that everyone has their own unique voice and she wants to help find that voice. Singing is a beautiful experience that enriches the soul. It motivates people to find their best possible selves. It is exciting, fun and brings happiness to all. I want to share this joy with everyone and hopes you will join me on this journey to find the beauty of music. I received my Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Boston Conservatory and her Masters of Music in Voice and Opera Performance from Northwestern University. I taught throughout my undergrad and masters.

About Tzytle
I am originally from Oceanside, California. I received my Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Boston Conservatory and her Masters of Music in Voice and Opera Performance from Northwestern University. During my degree programs, I taught elementary school to college age students in musical theatre, pop and opera singing. As a performer, I specialize in both musical theatre and opera. She has worked with Ohio Light Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre and Lyric Opera San Diego. She has played roles ranging from Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes to Mother Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites. When she is not singing, Ms. Steinman also loves to dance jazz, ballet, tap and hip hop.

I am known for my presence on stage and acting abilities and was once described as the Lucile Ball of opera. I enjoy sharing her heart and soul with
all around me, on and off stage. I believe that Art is essential to life and a basic need of human existence. While medical doctors help with physical pains, artists are doctors who help revive the souls of the world.

I believe that everyone has their own unique voice and I want to help find that voice. Singing is a beautiful experience that enriches the soul. It motivates people to find their best possible selves. It is exciting, fun and brings happiness to all. I want to share this joy with everyone and hope you will join me on this journey to find the beauty of music.
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Alyssa B. January 18, 2019
· Singing · In home
Tzytle is so enthusiastic, encouraging and fantastic!
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Robert & Alisa M. October 8, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Tzytle has been trained at some of America's finest music institutions so we were excited to learn what we could from her expertise. We were pleased to find her warm, accommodating, and encouraging; overall a joy to be taught by. She breaks down difficult music concepts in language that we could understand and demonstrates a fervid passion helping her students' progress. Absolutely exceptional!
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About Jonathon S.

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Columbus, OH

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This is what I went to school for! I love teaching voice and helping student's grow. Having performed many times, I know what it's like to grow and learn as a singer!

About Jonathon
Hey there! So first off, teaching is my passion and I absolutely love helping students find their own excitement in learning. I am a public school teacher who teaches music in the classroom, so I really know the importance of making lessons fun and engaging. I graduated from Capital University with a bachelors in music, then later with a masters in education. I understand the need to treat each student as a unique learner. I am super patient and make it a priority to find a pace that best fits the student's learning style. As long as the student is making progress, there is no such thing as too fast or too slow! I really like using visuals and media to help the student comprehend the skills needed...this also makes the process fun! I really do well in the contemporary style but can also teach a variety of different genres as well. I look
forward to helping you on your learning journey!
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Jonathon S.

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About Zarina N.

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Connect with your own voice. Learn how to access and use your voice for optimum performance. No matter your goal, whether for personal enjoyment, self-expression, performance, professional or amateur, I can assist you with your vocal goals for immediate results.
I teach breath control, music theory, sight-singing, bel canto, and vocal diction for Italian, French, Spanish, and English.
My background as a coloratura dramatic soprano, classical pianist, composer, general music educator, vocal health and wellness coach and my education equips me with knowledge for all skill levels, as well all singing/music styles.
I enjoy making music accessible and fun as well as challenging for all.
Let me show you the power of your voice, book a lesson today!

About Zarina
Music is life. As a classical pianist, composer, dramatic coloratura soprano, general music educator, vocal health and wellness coach, vocal coach and piano teacher, my life is filled with music.
Creating, making, or learning music, can be a healthy, fun and full-filling avenue for self-expression, for shifting one’s vibration/mood, for putting more peace in ones own life as well as others and distributing more positivity in the world. It is an especially useful skill for children to learn and maintain into adulthood. The benefits are compounding. An investment with returns.
I highly recommend using music to enhance one’s own quality of life as well as that of others.
It is my bliss to assist others of varying ages and skill levels with their music goals.
I create a stress free learning environment, where students can thrive and reach
optimum performance, no matter their goal.
Enhance your quality of life, book a lesson today.
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Shevy January 14, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I had such an amazing experience taking voice lessons with Zarina. She has an incredible voice and unmatched talent. She is a skilled and patient teacher. Her techniques are very professional. I learned how to access different muscles when singing, which greatly improved the sound and strength of my voice. She has an awesome personality and it is a pleasure to learn with her!
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Nettayah January 12, 2019
· Piano · In studio
My girl was 3 years old when she started taking lessons with Zarina, the lessons included introducing the different notes and rhythms , through stories and a full body movement that was perfect for my 3years concentration span.
My daughter fell in love with Zarina and piano lessons which made her want to continue with piano lessons after Zarina moved .
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Kate January 11, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Zarina is a fabulous music teacher with great professionality and knowledge of her instruments. She is also a beautiful singer/musician.
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About Kyle L.

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Eugene, OR
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11 years of vocal experience with a soecialty in vocal music. I sing all different styles ranging from pop, classical, jazz, r&b, gospel, rock, and folk styles. My goal is to help you become a better singer through my experience and passion for music education. Let’s make your experience the most enjoyable self discovery and help you become a better singer!

About Kyle
I am a professional singer, recording artist, and producer. I will graduate from the University of Oregon in June 2019 with my Bachelors of Music In Music Education. With my 11 years of experience in pop, jazz, classical, opera, r&b, hip hop, and folk song singing I can help you become a better singer by singing higher, singing smoother, and kindle the fire to love music.
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Kyle L.

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